This week is the Blog Tour for the Petit Oiseau Pattern by Filles A Maman and if you are following along you have seen some really awesome versions.
I did a bit of a pattern hack here, and I’m honestly sad I didn’t just sew the pattern as-is after seeing everyone else’s combinations. I set out to make the color-blocked version and I was planning to cut it off and add the gathered skirt (like I did), but I was having such a hard time putting together a fabric combination that worked! Coordinating fabrics is one of my downfalls in sewing… I usually end up just using one fabric because of it :-(. Anyways, I ended up just using the back pattern piece for both the front and back (using the front neck-line on the front piece). Then I cut the pattern off somewhere around empire waist and added a gathered rectangle for a skirt. The fabric I used is Cotton Lycra and I made the size 3. I also put a piece of stretch lace over the front, just to add something special ;-).
The pattern itself is amazingly written and flawless, just like her other patterns. I have tested for Filles a Maman in the past and she really listens to tester feedback and because she’s so nice and open to suggestions, it seems like testers don’t hold back on suggestions with her and nothing gets missed!
Despite my color-blocking/ruffle envy, this dress is really practical and gets worn a lot! So that’s a definite win!
There is a discount on this pattern this week (ends Friday, Dec. 5 at Midnight EDT) and the pattern is only $6, so go grab it now! You don’t need a coupon code, just go to http://fillesamaman.net/product/petit-oiseau/.
Also, please please please go check out the other versions on this tour!
Monday, November 30th: Call Ajaire – Needle and Ted – Paisley Roots – House of Estrela
Tuesday December 1st: Coffee and Thread – Sew Thrifty – Conversas de Hermanas
Wednesday December 2nd: Just Add Fabric – Sprouting JubeJube – Thread Riding Hood – From a Box
Thursday December 3rd: Rebel and Malice – Sew Shelly Sew – Create 3.5 – Made by Sara
Friday December 4th: A Jennuine Life – Sew Out of Control –Petit à Petit and Family>
AND, there is a giveaway!!!! There will be one winner and the winner gets a prize of 21 patterns!!!!! You can enter Here
Jennuine designs (1 pattern of choice)- Petit à Petit Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Paisley Roots (Safron dress and All spice patterns)- Jalie (1 pattern of choice)- Sofilantjes (1 pattern of choice)- Call Ajaire (1 pattern of choice)- Knot Sew Normal (1 pattern of choice)- Momma Quail Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Duck Butt Designs (1 pattern of choice)- The Wolf and the Tree (1 pattern of choice)- Laela Jeyne Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Kelly J Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Golden Rippy (1 pattern of choice)- Dandelions ‘n’ Dungarees (1 pattern of choice)- FABulous Home sewn (1 pattern of choice)- Bishy Barnababes -(1 pattern of choice) Filles à Maman (3 patterns of choice).